Romans 11:18
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New International Version
do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.

King James Bible
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Darby Bible Translation
boast not against the branches; but if thou boast, [it is] not *thou* bearest the root, but the root thee.

World English Bible
don't boast over the branches. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you.

Young's Literal Translation
do not boast against the branches; and if thou dost boast, thou dost not bear the root, but the root thee!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Boast not against the branches - While you are ready to acknowledge that you were included in the covenant made with Abraham, and are now partakers of the same blessings with him, do not exult over, much less insult, the branches, his present descendants, whose place you now fill up, according to the election of grace: for remember, ye are not the root, nor do ye bear the root, but the root bears you. You have not been the means of deriving any blessing on the Jewish people; but through that very people, which you may be tempted to despise, all the blessing and excellencies which you enjoy have been communicated to you.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Boast not.

Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high minded, but fear:

Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith.

1 Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girds on his harness boast himself as he that puts it off.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet will I never be offended.

Luke 18:9-11 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others...

1 Corinthians 10:12 Why let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

thou bearest.

Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed...

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities...

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold...

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Ephesians 2:19,20 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God...

Library
June 19. "Who Hath First Given to Him, and it Shall be Recompensed unto Him Again" (Rom. xi. 35).
"Who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again" (Rom. xi. 35). The Christian women of the world have it in their power, by a very little sacrifice, to add millions to the treasury of the Lord. Beloved sisters, have you found the joy of sacrifice for Jesus? Have you given up something that you might give it to Him? Are you giving your substance to Jesus? He will take it, and He will give you a thousandfold more. I should rather be connected with a work founded on great sacrifice
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Spiritual Blindness.
"As it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear."--ROMANS xi. 8. "Blindness in part is happened to Israel."--ROMANS xi. 25. It is a sad and painful reflection, and one which is continually forced upon us as we read the New Testament, that the long training and preparation of the Jews brought them at the last not to the acceptance but to the rejection of Jesus. They had been taught, generation after generation, that they
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby

The Sovereignty of God in Operation
"For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be the glory for ever. Amen" (Romans 11:36). Has God foreordained everything that comes to pass? Has He decreed that what is, was to have been? In the final analysis this is only another way of asking, Is God now governing the world and everyone and everything in it? If God is governing the world then is He governing it according to a definite purpose, or aimlessly and at random? If He is governing it according to some purpose, then
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Reprobation Asserted: Or, the Doctrine of Eternal Election and Reprobation Promiscuously Handled, in Eleven Chapters.
WHEREIN THE MOST MATERIAL OBJECTIONS MADE BY THE OPPOSERS OF THIS DOCTRINE, ARE FULLY ANSWERED; SEVERAL DOUBTS REMOVED, AND SUNDRY CASES OF CONSCIENCE RESOLVED. BY JOHN BUNYAN OF BEDFORD, A LOVER OF PEACE AND TRUTH. 'What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.'--Romans 11:7 London: Printed for G. L., and are to be sold in Turn-stile-alley, in Holbourn. Small 4to, 44 pages. EDITOR'S ADVERTISEMENT. This valuable tract
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
John 4:22
You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.

Acts 25:7
When Paul came in, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him. They brought many serious charges against him, but they could not prove them.

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